Variant of repudiate
- to refuse to have anything to do with; disown or cast off publicly
- to refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
- to deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
- to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt or obligation): said esp. of a government
Origin: from Classical Latin repudiatus, past participle of repudiare, to put away, divorce from repudium, separation, a divorce from re-, away, back plush base of pudere, to feel shame
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